At the turn of the last century Palestine, now turned into Israel, was part of the Turkish Ottoman Empire. About 95 percent of the population in 1896 were Arabs who owned ninety percent of the land. It was such a peaceful place that there was hardly anyone spoke loud and using a dirty was unheard of.
In 1897, the first World Zionist Congress in the Swiss city of Basle decided to establish a Jewish state in Palestine. Ten years later in 1907 Britain decided at the London Colonial Conference to establish a hostile power which would keep the Middle East in turmoil.
This common conspiracy brought Britain and the Zionist Jews together .The two jointly manipulated and brought down the Ottoman Empire during World War 1 .As planned, Palestine was brought under British Mandatory Authority in 1917 paving the way for Jewish migration especially from Russia to settle in Palestinian lands after driving them out.
As expected unarmed Palestinians, unaware of the British and Zionist Jewish conspiracies, resisted. Migrant Jews responded by forming terrorist brigades such as Hagana, Stern Irgun and Zvai Leumi, led by Menachem Begin, Yitzhak Shamir and Ariel Sharon, godfathers of terrorism, and started killing Palestinians village after village.
Designed to destroy the Palestinian resistance Menachem Begin went on a murderous rampage and butchered hundreds of innocent Palestinian men, women and children – 254 in Deir Yassin alone -a village a few miles off Jerusalem. The Deir Yassin massacre has been one of the most barbarous crimes ever committed against humanity and could be coupled with the infamous “My Lai massacre in Vietnam”.
The helpless Palestinians rose up in protest and the British authority cruelly crushed the uprising. When the uprising proved alarming, the British turned to its well cultivated loyal royal Arab stooges – tribal and military dictators.
Frightened Palestinians ran for their lives and ended up in refugee camps in neighbouring countries where they still languish in appalling conditions. Once sufficient numbers of Jews were brought in the Zionists manoeuvred UN to partition Palestine.
On November 29 1947, the United Nations, blackmailed by US President Truman, passed a resolution partitioning Palestine offering migrant Jews who robbed Palestinian lands. In the proposed Jewish state too the Arabs had a majority as; of the total population of 1,008,900 the Arab-Jew ratio was 509,780 to 499,020.
Emboldened by the Partition Resolution, the Zionists committed a series of reprehensible massacres against the Palestinian Arabs. The US supplied the Zionist terror gangs with weapons then as they do now. Since then up to its 2008/2009 genocide in Gaza, Israel has committed more than 60 massacres. Perhaps Lebanon’s Hezbollah is next in the line?
In the midst of Zionist carnage the state of Israel was proclaimed on 14 May 1948, over a much larger part of the country than that was allotted to the Zionists by the UN Partition Resolution. It was the upshot of inhuman force, created in violation of the principles of the UN Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the very resolution under which the Israelis now claim sovereignty. Fifteen minutes after the proclamation of the Zionist state, recognition came from the White House followed by Kremlin both of whom, played very crucial role in the creation of this entity.
Since then Israel turned the Middle East into a killing field with its repeated massacres and invasions. In 1956 Israel invaded Egypt with Britain and France .In 1967 Israel invaded and captured Sinai and Gaza South Lebanon, West Bank and East Jerusalem and Golan Heights. All in cooperation with it’s US and European supporters.
This is the only entity where a Rabbi, Jewish priest, supposed to follow in the footsteps of the Prophet Moses and occupying Palestinian land could proudly say that the lives of one million Palestinians are not worth a fingernail of a Jew and gets away with it.
In the mid 1970s Zionism was declared by the UN as a form of racism. Reiterating this three and half decades later today here is what Israeli daily HAARETZ said on Tuesday 9 November 2010;”
“In a sermon given on Saturday on laws concerning what non-Jews are permitted to do on Shabbat, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef said: "Goyim [non-Jews] were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no place in the world – only to serve the People of Israel."Rabbi Yosef added; why are gentiles needed? They will work, they will plow, and they will reap. We will sit like an effendi and eat." According to Yosef, death has "no dominion" over non-Jews in Israel. "With gentiles, it will be like any person – they need to die, but [God] will give them longevity. Why? Imagine that one’s donkey would die, they’d lose their money. This is his servant… That’s why he gets a long life, to work well for this Jew.”
In August, Rabbi Yosef called for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to "perish from this world" stating that Palestinians were "evil, bitter enemies of Israel." This Shas Party is an important member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition and two key portfolios, of the Interior and of Construction and Housing, are held by Shas members Eli Yishai and Ariel Atias.
Aggression, massacres and lawlessness have been an ongoing program and thus the history of Israel has become history of crimes, conspiracies, bloodshed, murders, appalling massacres and lawlessness.
Today Jews from any part of the world could settle down in the occupied Palestinian lands whereas the Palestinians still holding the keys to their houses and title deeds for the lands were not permitted to return. Israel, the only country without a permanent border, is also the only entity in known history which repeatedly elects mass murderers and war criminals as prime ministers.
Almost a century after they started arriving and 63 years establishing their state the world changed but Zionist Jews remain unchanged.
They continue to kill Palestinians with impunity ,grab Palestinian lands for settling migrant Jews , establish exclusive Jewish settlements in Palestinian lands with American tax payers’ money ,demolishing Palestinian homes, destroying their farm lands and deprive them of their livelihood, imprison and horrible torture of Palestinians ,there are more than 11,000 Palestinians in Israeli jails , imposed economic blockade on Gaza along with Egypt throttling more than 1.5 million Palestinians there and the crime list continues under the most inhuman Israeli military occupation in West Bank and Gaza.
Over the years today Israel, the most condemned country by the United Nations with more than 120 UN resolutions, has become the sole source of instability threatening not only the region but the entire world. The UN remains ineffective in the face of Zionist crimes due to US and European support.
The leaders of the West and even the Middle East simply need to listen to the dictates of international Jewry which controls the political, economic, financial, media, entertainment and establishments in the West and thus the world.
The situation is such that the United States, United Kingdom and Europe in general have become collaborators in all Israeli crimes against Palestinians in the region. However what is disgusting is that even some Arab leaders, abandoned Palestinian, under pressure from US, and some developing countries have conveniently dropped the Palestinians in their rush to embrace the Zionists!
Palestinians have no one to turn to. They are demonised as terrorists by the Western media. However they have two most powerful weapons in their hands-patience and justice. They firmly believe in the age old saying that the Mill of the God Grinds Slowly, but surely, as proved time and again in human history. Ends
Latheef Farook is a senior journalist who, after working for almost the years in the Ceylon Daily News and the Ceylon Observer, led a group of journalist to Dubai in 1979 to launch Gulf News. After almost quarter century he returned home and now based in Colombo His e mail is email@example.com